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Emmener vs. amener (practice)

LESSON OBJECTIVES

INTRODUCTION

As you will notice, the verbs amener and emmener are formed of a core verb, mener, and a prefix. It is therefore important to know the meaning of both components.

1. MENER

Mener means to lead, but also to carry out.

Examples:

2. AMENER

In amener, the prefix a- is used to emphasize the destination.

Amener means to take someone to a place, usually leaving him/her there. It only applies to people/animals, not to object. For objects, we use apporter (please refer to my video on apporter vs emporter).

It is also used in the expression: Qu'est-ce qui t'amène ? What brings you here?

3. EMMENER

In emmener, the prefix em- is used to emphasize the starting point.

Emmener refers to leaving a place and taking someone along with you. It only applies to people/animals, not to object. For objects, we use emporter (please refer to my video on apporter vs emporter).

PRACTICE

Please complete the following sentences using the right verb: mener, emmener or amener.

  1. Tom __________ son fils à l'école.
  2. Tu m’___________ au cinéma ?
  3. Ma fille est malade, je dois l’__________ chez le médecin.
  4. Ce bus vous __________ à la gare du Nord.
  5. Ce couloir __________ à la salle à manger.
  6. Fred _________ toujours son chien avec lui.
  7. La police __________ l’enquête.
  8. Qu’est-ce qui vous ____________ ?
  9. Ce soir, je t' __________ au théâtre.
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